Started playing in 1968. Greg moved to San Diego in 1992. Although The Greg Douglass Band is his #1 priority, His influences include: The Ventures, Dick Dale, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Leo Kottke
Greg's "acid-rock" band, Country Weather, shared the stage at the Fillmore & Avalon Ballrooms with Sly & the Family Stone, Ten Years After, Jeff Beck Band, Santana, and many others. (They were booked by Bill Graham's Millard Agency.) As Greg's reputation as a guitarist grew, he went out on his first tour with VAN MORRISON. When Van took a hiatus, Greg toured with HOT TUNA. When Greg & Hot Tuna parted company, he became a founding member of TERRY & THE PIRATES , a loose-knit aggregation of San Francisco musicians featuring singer Terry Dolan and Greg's longtime friend and musical partner, Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cippolina. While working with this band, Greg met Steve Miller's bassist Lonnie Turner and became a member of THE STEVE MILLER BAND. When Steve took a break, Greg went to Europe to play "electric bluegrass" with PETER ROWAN. Peter was a great bluegrass player who wanted to experiment in other areas. When that tour was over, Greg got a call to join THE GREG KIHN BAND.
Greg has also toured, recorded or written songs for: TOM JOHNSTON,
EDDIE MONEY, TOM FOGERTY.
ROSE GILL (aka "Wild Rose")-Vocals & Guitar: Rose and Greg met due to a series of happy accidents, and her voice and stage presence were the catalysts that manifested in the formation of the present band. Rose is, quite simply, as good as it gets. Her technique is impeccable, her musical sensibility unparalleled, and each note she sings is genuine and heartfelt. She has the innate confidence that comes only from decades of experience and thousands of live shows. Audiences trust and fall in love with her. She is an absolute gem; Greg, the band, and the thousands of lucky people who hear her every year, are blessed to be able to experience Rose's amazing talent.
HECTOR TORO-Drums & Vocals: Hector and Greg are both products of the San Francisco music scene and, unbeknownst to both of them, played on the same shows many times during the Eighties when Greg was the guitarist for the Greg Kihn Band and Hector drummed for Paul Collins and the Beat, a popular power-pop recording and touring band. Hector is a musical fountain, a solid drummer who always lays down the perfect groove for any musical situation, and an amazing vocalist capable of singing anything from Eighties pop to funky Southern Rock to heart-rending Van Morrison ballads. Greg has stated, "I can go to outer space on a solo, and Hector will always be there to guide me gently back to Earth. If Hector didn't exist, I'd pay somebody big bucks to invent him." He's the heart of the band and is a powerhouse live performer.
JOE HASTINGS-Bass & Vocals: - Joe and Greg played together for 15 years in a corporate band and when Greg started his own project, no one but Joe could have completed the musical package the guitarist had envisioned. Joe is a creative, groove-oriented bassist (his bass work on Greg's hit song "Jungle Love" is stellar!) and a first-rate vocalist as well. His voice is a perfect blend with Rose and Hector, making for some amazing three-part harmonies, and his lead vocals are a highlight of the set. (His channeling of Doobie Bros. vocalist Tom Johnston is particularly astonishing.) Joe and Hector lock together into a rhythm section whose groove and feel is unbeatable. Once Greg grabs onto the groove and starts ripping and roaring on the guitar, and Rose's vocals soar on top of it all, it's magic time; the dance floor never empties when the Greg Douglass Band gets their game on.
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